bySiess, Chester Paul, 1916-; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Engineering Experiment Station; Illinois. Division of Highways; United States. Bureau of Public Roads; Viest, Ivan M. (Ivan Miroslav), 1922-
"Manuscript for a proposed Bulletin of the Engineering Experiment Station, University of Illinois."
A function h (hierarchy index) is presented of a sociometric matrix in which each member of a group ranks all other members according to some characteristic. The value of h ranges from 0 when the members of the group are indicated by the data to be equal with respect to the characteristic in question, to 1 when the most extreme type of hierarchical relationship appears. Differences between the h values obtained from 2 sets of observations, whether from the same group or from different groups,... Topics: Information Science, Indexes, Coefficients, Data displays, Agreements, Hierarchies